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sphe·noid

 (sfē′noid′)
n.
The sphenoid bone.
adj.
1. Wedge-shaped.
2. Of or relating to the sphenoid bone.

sphe·noi′dal (-noid′l) adj.

sphenoid

(ˈsfiːnɔɪd)
adj
1. wedge-shaped
2. (Anatomy) of or relating to the sphenoid bone
n
(Anatomy) See sphenoid bone

sphe•noid

(ˈsfi nɔɪd)

adj. Also, sphe•noi′dal.
1. wedge-shaped.
2. of or pertaining to a compound bone at the base of the skull.
n.
3. the sphenoid bone.
[1725–35; < New Latin sphēnoīdēs < Greek sphēnoeidḗs]

sphenoid

A bone in the skull base.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sphenoid - butterfly-shaped bone at the base of the skullsphenoid - butterfly-shaped bone at the base of the skull
crotaphion - the tip of the greater wing of the sphenoid bone
bone, os - rigid connective tissue that makes up the skeleton of vertebrates
skull - the bony skeleton of the head of vertebrates
pterygoid process - two bony processes descending from the body of the sphenoid bone
Translations
klínový
kiilamainen

sphe·noid

n. esfenoide, hueso situado en la base del cráneo.

sphenoid

adj esfenoidal
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This left a large cavity with the lamina papyracea laterally (figure, C), the nasal septum medially (figure, C), the anterior face of the sphenoid sinus and the sphenoid ostium posteriorly (figure, D and E), and the roof of the ethmoid and skull base superiorly (figure, F).
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2) These include: the infundibular pattern, with inflammation of the maxillary sinus and opacification of the ipsilateral ostium and infundibulum; the ostiomeatal unit pattern, with inflammation of the ipsilateral maxillary, frontal and ethmoid sinuses and occlusion of the middle meatus (Figure 1); the sphenoethmoidal recess pattern, with obstruction of the sphenoethmoidal recess and inflammation of the ipsilateral posterior ethmoid and sphenoid sinuses; the sinonasal polyposis pattern, which is characterized by the diffuse presence of polyps in the paranasal sinuses and nasal cavity; and the sporadic pattern, also termed unclassifiable, which is diagnosed when there is random sinus disease not related to ostial obstruction or polyposis.
Additional aspects of the mass were exposed and excised along the greater wing of the sphenoid.
The vast majority of Lyme patients I see have a type of injury referred to as an SBS compression, which is a somatic dysfunction of the synostosis, the juncture of the sphenoid and occipital bone in the vault of the skull.
I then used a gloved finger to palpate her vomer, a small bone that articulates with the soft palate and sphenoid, which was restricted and which released while Ali sucked on my finger.
As a result, the ethmoid air cells are rarely limited to the lateral ethmoid masses; they often extend into the turbinates, crista galli and the neighbouring frontal, maxillary, sphenoid and palate bones.
Weingarten, who has severe allergies, developed a fungal infection in her sphenoid sinus and had to have surgery.
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Coronal suture synostosis is accompanied by flattening of the ipsilateral forehead, compensatory contralateral bossing, shortening and upwards displacement of the greater sphenoid wing with a flattened vertically elongated orbit (harlequin eye) (Fig.